Jonathan Oakes Manchester Studios
My career began after graduating from the renowned Blackpool College as Student of the Year. I immediately began to assist photographers in the advertising and design fields and in 1988 I founded my own studio in central Manchester.
In 2011 I was invited to hold an exhibition of my work entitled SEE33, a retrospective comprising 33 both commissioned and personal images ranging from early work to the present. The exhibition was also hosted online by The Association of Photographers in 2012.
One of my portraits from the National Portrait gallery permanent collection, the actress Maxine Peake, has recently been exhibited as part of a special exhibition of “Portraits by Contemporary photographers” in Rm 39A.
A photograph begins long before the shutter opens. I like to be involved in both the pre and post production aspects of a shoot and that normally means having some input into the casting and styling. I really enjoy the post production process both controlling and manipulating the images personally or in collaboration with other professionals.
I have years of experience in creative and technical collaboration with art directors and designers. I’m experimental, innovative and technical with obsessive attention to detail. I enjoy the challenges of bringing creative ideas to life and thrive on the stimulation of working in varied environments both in the UK and overseas.
“We have a Cambo stand in both of our studios. They perform well when locking down the camera, they are reliable and extremely stable, especially as we also shoot a lot of products. It just does the job every time.”
You can see more of Jonathan’s work here
Customisation: If you require a Studio stand cutting to size so you can utilise the height in your studio, contact the Cambo sales team as we have options available.